Aug 19, 2012; Frisco, TX, USA; General view during the seventh inning of the game between the Frisco Roughriders and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at Dr Pepper Ballpark. The Roughriders beat the Naturals 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Former Rangers CEO purchases Double-A team


Usually, minor league baseball news doesn’t make its way onto the “MLB” page here at FanSided, but this is a bit of a special case.

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Chuck Greenberg, who was the Texas Rangers’ CEO and part-owner, will be purchasing their Double-A affiliate, the Frisco Roughriders. Greenberg, as Grant states, is the man that put together the ownership group that ultimately purchased the Rangers in 2010, the year they first went to the World Series.

That ownership group included Nolan Ryan, who later pushed Greenberg out in 2011 and later left the Rangers earlier this off season. Nolan Ryan owns the Rangers Triple-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express. Greenberg, who was paid out somewhere between $20-$30 million for leaving the Rangers, already owns the Class A Myrtle Beach Pelicans. This means that the major Minor League clubs of the Rangers are owned by the two people who were pushed out of the ownership group that bought the Rangers.

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